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With so much to see and do in downtown New Orleans, where do you even begin? The best attractions, venues and historical sights are found right here in the Central Business District.  Royal St. Charles Hotel is only a short walk from many of these popular destinations.

There is no denying that New Orleans knows how to entertain its guests. refers to our city as the Live Music Capital of the World. The city also has a thriving art scene and countless galleries spread throughout the many neighborhoods.

New Orleans also prides itself on its sports franchises. Check your team's season schedule for upcoming games against our mighty Saints or Pelicans.  Royal St. Charles Hotel is less than a mile away from the Mercedes Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center.

Arts & Culture

Saengar Theatre: Historic theatre located off Canal St.  It was reopened in September of 2013 after major renovation.
Joy Theater: Built in 1947, this iconic movie palace was restored in 2011 and transformed into a multipurpose entertainment venue. Come enjoy live musical performances and stand-up comedy.
House of Blues: Popular venue chain that that brings some of the biggest names in music & entertainment industries to its stage.
Civic Theatre: 1,200 seat theater in the Central Business District. Went through renovations and was reopened in September 2013.
Orpheum Theater: Home to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Arenas & Stadiums

Mercedes – Benz Superdome: Domed sports and exhibition venue located in Downtown. Home to the New Orleans Saints.
Smoothie King Center: Multi-purpose indoor arena adjacent to the Mercedes – Benz Superdome. Home to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Landmarks & Museums

Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium: Large museum dedicated to insects with over 50 live exhibits.
The National WWII Museum: Multi-building museum with interactive submarine exhibit, large collection of memoirs, and 4-D theatre.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art: Adjacent to Lee Circle, this Downtown museum focuses on visual arts and culture of the American South.
Lafayette Square: A beautiful park in the Central Business District that was named after a famous French aristocrat that fought in the American Revolutionary War.  Features statuses of John McDonogh and Benjamin Franklin on St. Charles Ave. and Camp St.
Lee Circle: Traffic circle with monument to famous Confederate General, Robert E. Lee.

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